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Imagining Our Futures, Saturday 6th of May

Every year in spring Gendered Intelligence runs a special event about young trans people's future at work and their interests.

This year, IOF will take place on Saturday, 6th of May.

This year’s event programme consists of a small careers/interests fair, a workshop with NUT LGBT teachers network about becoming a teacher, and our annual discussion panel about working or following your passion as a trans person.

The National Union of Teachers have kindly donated their hall at Hamilton House near Euston for Imagining Our Futures 2017.

Note about age ranges

For the Careers & Interests fair, our age range is 13-30.

For the afternoon session with guest speakers, the age range is the usual age range for Saturday sessions and goes up to 25 years old for young people.

Parents are welcome to attend the afternoon session (at 1.45pm)

Careers & Interests Fair

Time: 10.30-12.30

Age range: 13-30

We're kicking off with a small careers/interests fair. We have invited a range of different organisation to run stalls so young people can gain confidence in approaching employers and projects about opportunities.

Stall holders include: National Union of Teachers Media Trust NHS Employers TfL Stonewall Diversity Role Models London College of Beauty Therapy Amazing Apprenticeships Accenture Gendered Intelligence – find out more about our volunteering opportunities and more!

The National Union of Teachers LGBT network will also be running a workshop about being a teacher. This will take place at around 11.00. You can sign up on the day.

We'll be helping young people to navigate the space so no-one feels too nervous about chatting to stall holders.

Discussion panel for young people and parents

Time: 14.00-16.45 (arrive 13.45 to start on time)

Age range: Up to 25

What's it really like to be trans at work? We've invited trans people with a range of professional backgrounds and hobbies to speak about how they got to where they are now.

There will be plenty of time for young people and parents/carers to ask questions to the panel.

Afterwards the panel, you will be able to ask questions to our visitors about their experiences working in their chosen field, find out why they enjoy it, and maybe use that to inspire and help shape your own future - whatever that may be.

Note for parents and carers

As usual, parents/carers are welcome to attend the afternoon session (from 2pm) with or without a young person. Halfway through the afternoon session, the parents/carers group will move to a different room to run its usual support group session.

To attend GI events, parents and carers should become members. If you are not already a member, you will be asked to fill out a membership form on the day.

We ask that parents/carers allow their young people to attend the morning careers fair without them.

If you have any questions about this, please get in touch. Some parents/carers might like to meet others in reception to get coffee or lunch together outside. Practical Info

Date

Saturday 6 May 2017

Time

10.30am-12.30pm for careers and interests fair

2pm-4.45pm for "being trans at work" panel discussion with audience Q&A - meet at reception at 1.45pm

Location

NUT, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9BD (MAP)

We are using the hall at NUT for both events. It is one floor below reception. You can access the hall via the lift or stairs that you see at the far side of the reception.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Travel bursaries will be offered to those on a low income for up to £6 per person and you will only be reimbursed when you give us a receipt.

The building is wheelchair accessible. There is a lift and gender neutral toilets. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your access needs.

Camping Trip 2017

We are running two camping residential trips in summer 2017 for young trans people aged 11-24.

Dates

Camp 1: 18-21 August 2017 (with prep day on 1st of July)
Camp 2: 26-29 August 2017 (with prep day on 15th of July)

You must attend the camping trip prep day.

We will be prioritising young people who have not been before on a first come, first served basis.

BOOKING OPENS: 8 May 2017 at 8pm. More information will appear here soon.

Last year both camps were full one hour after booking opened.

Applications for volunteer as a camp worker are now closed.

Writing workshops at Soho Theatre

Ever wanted to write a play or find out what it's like to do stand up? Now is your chance with two workshops coming up in April at Soho Theatre.

In April Gendered Intelligence are co-running two workshops with Soho Theatre for trans, gender variant and questioning young people aged 16-30. The workshops are a great introduction to creating characters and scenarios for theatre and comedy.

Soho Theatre is a major new writing theatre and a writers’ development organisation of national significance. With a programme spanning theatre, comedy, cabaret and writers’ events, Soho Theatre is one of the most vibrant venues on London’s cultural scene.

The workshops will be facilitated by Jules Haworth and Lee Griffiths from Soho Theatre, along with a member of the GI team. Workshop tickets are priced at £5-£10, with some free places available. If cost is a barrier, please get in touch.

Book a place on Introduction to acting for stage.
Book a place on Introduction to comedy.

The Family Life Study

Gendered Intelligence is working with the Centre for Family Research at University of Cambridge to promote their groundbreaking new study of families with trans parents.

You can find more information about the study below from the Centre for Family research. Email families@cfr. cam.ac.uk to take part.

Call out from the Centre for Family Research:

Are you a trans parent with a child aged 0-18 years old?

If you or your partner identifies as trans and you have a child aged 0-18 years old, we would like to invite you to take part in the Family Life Study.

Why are we doing the study? The Family Life Study aims to explore family life, family relationships, and the wider social experiences of families in which there is at least one trans parent. We hope to increase understanding of children’s and parents’ experiences both inside and outside their families, and to broaden public understanding of diversity in family life. We also hope that this study will inform legislators and policy makers around the world in relation to families with trans parents.

What does taking part involve? We will arrange a convenient time and place to meet with you and your family for 2-3 hours. During our meeting, we will interview you (and your partner if applicable) and ask you to fill out questionnaires about your experiences of being a parent, your route to parenthood, your family life, and your child’s development. If your child is aged 4-18 years we would also like to ask them about their experiences of family life. Lastly, we will invite you to take part in a play task with your child.

If you would prefer your child not to participate in the study then you can take part without their involvement. We’re happy to see you and your family members at different times if this is easier for you. As a token of our appreciation, your family will receive a gift voucher.

Will taking part be kept confidential? Yes – taking part and anything you say during our meeting will be kept strictly confidential. The identity of your family will be known only to members of the research team. No information that would make you identifiable will ever be published.

How do I find out more about the study? Our project coordinators can provide you with more information about the study. You will be under no obligation to take part. Please email our researchers at families@cfr.cam.ac.uk.

To arrange to take part in the study, or for more information, please contact us: families@cfr.cam.ac.uk

You will be under no obligation to take part. To learn more about the Centre for Family Research, please visit: www.cfr.cam.ac.uk

Annual Report 2016

We launched our latest annual report at our End of Year Showcase 2016 in December at Central School of Speech and Drama. It has been another great year for Gendered Intelligence, and our organisation has gone from strength to strength. In the annual report you can read about the impact of our Trans Awareness Training, highlights from our projects such as our flagship TransActingcourse and Quality of Life Index, and get the latest figures on our youth work.




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